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Post #2 Modern Day Slavery: Racism and the Drug War

It’s amazing that government is still playing a part in racism to this day. I knew that racism still existed on a small scale but after watching this video I started to conceptualize things that I already knew . There has been evidence proving that people within the government play a major role in bringing drugs into the country. They are giving minorities the bait so that they can reel them in, imprison them and oppress them further. The drug laws in this country created to set minority groups up for failure. Blacks are five times more likely to go to jail for the same drug related offense as whites. You can get more prison time for a non-violent drug related offense than you can for some other violent crimes. One thing that I found interesting about the video is when they pointed out that stocks are traded on Wall Street based on the number of people in jail. That is Capitalism at it’s best.

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2 responses to “Post #2 Modern Day Slavery: Racism and the Drug War

  1. This is so frightening and shocking to hear how our government can be capable of such an evil conspiracy. The very agency who is suppose to protect our society is really setting up minorities for failure. I am sickened that those in power benefit from putting people in jail and ruining people’s lives for their own financial gain.

  2. I agree with your post. It is really sad that the government would sabatoge minorities in this way. It seems that racism is still very much alive and that
    the government needs serious reform.

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